News and Events

The Fall Graduate Open House is on Friday, October 9th from 1:30 - 6pm. Please RSVP by clicking here.


Posted on 08/25/2015 by Michael Brick

Support beyond Graduation Day: MAPP Career Services for Students and Alumni


Posted on 09/30/2015 by David Cronrath

Now in its third summer, the Mount Vernon / University of Maryland Field School in Historic Preservation allows students to escape the classroom and join an active archaeological site, unearthing new parts of Washington's history and learning key techniques in preservation. Writer Karen Shih uncovers the story in the Fall 2015 TERP Magazine.

Posted on 09/16/2015 by David Cronrath

New partnership aims to put education to work for a more sustainable county

Posted on 09/02/2015 by Maggie Haslam

The powerful derecho that hit the Washington area in June of 2012 is on record as one of the most destructive, fast-moving storms in U.S. history. While the region has largely recovered, there are still traces of the storm’s destruction. For many in the MAPP community, there is no better example of the storm’s grisly aftermath than Bostwick, the historic Bladensburg site a short distance from the UMD campus.

Posted on 09/02/2015 by Maggie Haslam

This fall brings an exciting and eclectic group of artists, educators and experts to the MAPP auditorium to share their perspectives and experience with students, faculty and alumni. All lectures are free and open to the public. We hope you'll join us!


B.D. Wortham-Galvin
Assistant Professor, Architecture, College of the Arts | Portland State University
Architecture as a Verb: Design Practice is Cultural Practice
Wednesday, September 9, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Lombardo Architecture Lecture


Posted on 09/01/2015 by Maggie Haslam

HISP students Imania Price and Jamesha Gibson are the third and fourth UMD recipients to win the scholarship since it began in 2002.

Posted on 08/27/2015 by David Cronrath

UMD students present year-end sustainability projects to College Park, City of Frederick for UMD’s Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability

Posted on 06/08/2015 by Maggie Haslam

Students employ LiDAR technology to offer new insights in historic restoration in Virginia

Posted on 05/08/2015 by Maggie Haslam

Two-year HISP project for National Park Service explores the relationship between natural and cultural resources

Posted on 04/06/2015 by David Cronrath

University sustainability program connects University assets with city challenges

Posted on 02/27/2015 by David Cronrath

Last week, HISP graduate students Abby Tesfaye, Tom Gross, Imania Price, Elizabeth Totten, Mandi Solomon, Sehba Imtiaz, Tyler Smith, Kate Kachovec and Andrew Malone descended on Capitol Hill with faculty member Constance Ramirez to discuss an issue fundamental to their profession: protecting the country’s most important historic structures. The excursion, a brief trip over the District line, is an annual trek for students in UMD’s Historic Preservation Program, this year as part of HISP630: Preservation Policy and Planning.

Posted on 03/12/2015 by Maggie Haslam

Historic Preservation graduate student Tyler Anthony Smith shares the important history behind Baltimore's "Two Sisters."

Posted on 03/03/2015 by David Cronrath

Students, faculty and administrators from the University of Maryland gathered in The City of Frederick Wednesday to share project results from the inaugural semester of the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS), a campus-wide program that connects University resources with Maryland communities. Attended by city officials and residents of Frederick, the presentation offered overviews of eight of the 14 courses completed last semester, directed to assist Frederick with some of their most pressing sustainability challenges.

Posted on 02/06/2015 by Maggie Haslam

When Kateryna Goncharova presented the University of Maryland’s Historic Preservation program’s Marvin Breckenridge Patterson Lecture at the Ukrainian embassy in 2012, she emphasized significant differences between the U.S. preservation industry and the system of preservation in her home country of Ukraine. The lecture was not Kateryna’s first trip stateside; her work for the Ukrainian State Research and Project Institute occasionally brought her to Washington, D.C.

Posted on 02/06/2015 by Maggie Haslam

National Park Service renews contract with Historic Preservation Program for resource audit

Posted on 11/06/2014 by Maggie Haslam

Inaugural year of the “PALS” program launches in Frederick, Maryland

Posted on 09/25/2014 by Maggie Haslam

The annual Architecture, Planning, Preservation and Real Estate Development Career & Internship Fair takes place on Friday, March 27, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Great Space. The Career fair is a great opportunity for students and employers to network and connect for internships and post-graduate employment.


If your firm is interested in participating, please visit this website to register.

Posted on 02/13/2015 by Maggie Haslam

Each year, a million people from around the world visit Mount Vernon, Virginia, to explore the history of the home of first U.S. president, George Washington. Yet few visitors have the opportunity to experience Washington’s historic plantation the way a handful of students will this summer: exploring the grounds in a very literal way as part of an archeological and preservation project, unearthing parts of the estate that haven’t been touched since the 1700s.

Posted on 02/06/2014 by Molly O'Connell
Mar 11, 2015
6:00 PM
ARC 0204

Lecture Title: "Why Old Places Matter"

Thompson Mayes, Deputy Council

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Posted on 01/27/2015 by Kathy Thorne

Students and Faculty to Provide City Officials a Preview of Coursework September 24th


Posted on 09/10/2014 by Maggie Haslam

50,000 hours of student work will help the City of Frederick


Posted on 09/08/2014 by David Cronrath
Aug 27, 2014
3:45 PM
Location varies

New graduate students take a tour with their colleagues and faculty to various sites of interst in the region. 

Posted on 07/15/2014 by Kathy Thorne

“Heritage and the Arab Spring," an international symposium and roundtable, will be hosted by the Freer Gallery of Art, February 28, 2014 from 9:30-5:30. This event is co-sponsored by MAPP and co-organized by Professor Michele Lamprakos.


Posted on 02/10/2014 by Fabian Gomez

Last month, six students from the University of Maryland’s Historic Preservation program presented the findings of a semester-long preservation studio to the Baltimore City Planning Department. Their study of Baltimore’s Old Goucher neighborhood aimed to demonstrate how preservation can inform a city planning process and help shape community organization practices.

Posted on 05/06/2014 by Maggie Haslam

The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's Spring Commencement will take place on Friday, May 23, 2014, at 12:00pm in Dekelboum Concert Hall in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

There is no limit on the number of guests attending, and no tickets will be distributed for the School ceremony.

Posted on 03/05/2014 by Christine Hinojosa

Bostwick House, the historic 18th-century home and site located in Bladensburg, Maryland, has served as a “living classroom” for the University’s Historic Preservation Graduate Program for more than five years. Now a new website, created by the program, opens the home’s figurative front door to the world.

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Paul Brown, III

Assistant Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation Michele Lamprakos and Nancy Um of Binghamton University organized an international symposium and roundtable in February, entitled, “Heritage and the Arab Spring,” at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  The event brought together archaeologists, anthropologists, architects, architectural historians and preservation specialists to explore the role of cultural heritage in a new and shifting Middle East.

Posted on 04/03/2014 by Maggie Haslam

MAPP is pleased to welcome Dr. Dennis Pogue as interim director of the Historic Preservation Program this semester, while Director Don Linebaugh takes sabbatical leave. Pogue, who is also an adjunct associate professor of historic preservation at UMD, has more than 30 years’ experience in historical archaeology, historic preservation and museums, including a prominent 25-year stint at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens.

Posted on 02/06/2014 by Molly O'Connell

Alumna Kristin Britanik (MHP ‘09) co-authored an article for The Root this past July with literary critic and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The article, entitled “Did Africans Immigrate to Jim Crow America?” addresses a reader question about tracing the roots of her great-great-grandfather, who willingly immigrated to the United States during post-Civil War segregation, or the Jim Crow era.

Posted on 01/08/2014 by Paul Brown, III